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ERIC Number: ED141724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Teaching in the Boondocks: A Model for Independent Study of the Psychology of Aging.
O'Connor, Nancy
This paper provides the course design and content for a course on the psychology of aging intended to reach practitioners and undergraduate students who live in isolated areas and are unable to attend congregate classes. Four educational objectives include: (1) to increase the knowledge and understanding of the student in the processes and psychological changes associated with aging; (2) to sensitize the student to an empathic position of the aged; (3) to arouse the students' interest in the study of aging; (4) to prepare the student to work with the aged considering psychological theories, personality and functional changes involved in the aging process. The course is designed to provide the student with experiential situations and continual feedback through written assignments in a two-way interaction with the instructor. There are 12 lessons assigned. Evaluation is based on open book mid-term, and final exams and a project. A pre- and post-attitude scale will assist in evaluating the effectiveness of the course. (Author)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology (November 11-13, 1976, Vancouver, British Colombia)